Your gums are the tissue that help to protect and support the teeth and underlying bone. Healthy gums look pink and firm, unhealthy gums are often red, puffy, and bleed easily. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a progressive condition that can lead to an infection of the gums and bone surrounding your teeth. It is one of the top reasons for tooth loss in adults. Healthy gums aren’t just important for your oral health but also important for your overall health. There have been numerous studies showing an association between gum disease and other health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
During each regular checkup, your dentist will check for signs of periodontal disease by measuring the space between your teeth and gums.
Treatments for gum disease can vary depending on the severity of each individual case. Typical treatments include:
Treatment for Gum Disease and Preventions
A routine preventative cleaning for patients without gum inflammation or disease.
A cleaning to improve gum inflammation from plaque buildup without gum disease or bone loss.
A “deep cleaning” to stabilize gum disease and bone loss, also called scaling and root planing. Followed by a more frequent cleaning to stay on top of gum disease.
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